Cathie Bleck "Avance" @ Firecat Projects, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 27, 2015
Cathie Bleck will be opening a new exhibition, "Avance," at Firecat Projects in Chicago this evening. The new pieces (over 30 paintings, journals and stone lithographs) are part of an ongoing series that explores the vulnerable nature of the human spirit and its immense resilience in the face of adversity," Bleck told us. "We continually pose questions like, “Now what? What will be? What will I do? When will it happen?" These questions articulate a moment in time when a transition is taking place, when the world inside us changes

Chicago MoCP's Exhibit, "North Korean Perspectives"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography is currently displaying photographs from North Korea in an exhibition that contrasts the country’s official representations with uncommissioned media from photojournalists and artists. The show offers rare views of the country from international photojournalists but because emerging media is so tightly controlled, the contrast itself is perhaps the most illustrative aspect of the show.

Crowdfunded Public Light Installation Will Illuminate Chicago's L-Tracks

Street Art // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
The Wabash Lights, a public art installation proposed by designers Jack Newell and Seth Unger, recently surpassed its funding goal of $55,000 on Kickstarter. The project will install colored lights on the underside of the Chicago’s L-Train tracks. The LED lights will be controlled by users who will be able to create patterns via the project’s website or web application, which is still under development. 


Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
For the past few weeks, we have been gong into the vaults to show you some of the history of the artists that were partcipating in "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" that is happening through August 3 in Chicago. Today, we have shots from yesterday's opening, along with the final looks of the four murals painted near Lollapolooza by Cleon Peterson, Shepard Fairey, Retna, and Pose.

Owl Scouts

Photography // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Chicago-based photographer Todd Baxter’s series “Owl Scouts” follows the adventures and misfortunes of two fictional Owl Scout kids, a boy and girl. The narrative series explores what happens when the scouts become lost in the woods and experience a chain of worst case scenarios. The bold colors and active compositions create a cinematic feel that draws the viewer into each scene.

Ryan Travis Christian "Check please!" @ Western Exhibitions, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 24, 2014
Featured in our print edition and Psychedelic Book, we are stoked to see the new work of Ryan Travis Christian at Western Exhibitions in Chicago opening on Friday, April 25. For Check please, his second solo show at Western Exhibitions, Ryan Travis Christian presents graphite on paper drawings featuring his signature cartoon-style alongside a second suite of works on paper and sculptures that employ color.

The Work of Clay Hickson

Illustration // Thursday, April 17, 2014
Based in Chicago, IL, Clay Hickson is a free lance illustrator who has done work for Bloomberg View, The Fader Magazine, Editorial Magazine, AQQ Design, to name a few. Hickson's style is a fusion of pop-surrealism, the 1990's, and occasionally breakfast.

A Mechanical Mind's Tiny Steampunk Insects

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
Using the gears, springs, and other parts from watches, Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates (aka A Mechanical Mind) creates tiny robotic steampunk insects. Many of his miniature mechanical bugs are tiny enough to fit on a single finger!

"Second Chance: Found Objects Repurposed For A New Life" @ Vertical Gallery, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Vertical Gallery in Chicago is presenting "Second Chance: Found Objects Repurposed For A New Life," opening today, June 1st and on display through the 29th. Featuring 10 artists taking every day small-scale objects, many of which are usually disposed, and use them as the art medium, or within context of the work. Featuring: Ben Frost, My Dog Sighs, C215, Simon WG Butler, Kim Alsbrooks, Joseph Martinez, Dont Fret, Pixel Stud, Audrey Heller, and Maria Krouglianskaia.

What's The TIme?: Joey Garfield "The Sound of Never" @ Silo Art Space, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Update: "The Sound of Never" has been extended through June 16th! Juxtapoz contributing editor, Joey Garfield, who recently edited our Beastie Boys issue, will be opening a solo show, The Sound of Never, at SILO Art Space in Chcago tomorrow night, May 18. Curated by Erik Debat, the works in the show are both sculptural, photography-based, and collage. If you are in Chicago, go see our man on the scene!!!
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